Some things in life are inevitable, but a major plumbing disaster is not one of them. You can be proactive by taking the right steps to make your pipework and equipment more robust. Here are some ways to boost your plumbing system’s durability. Insulate pipes Even if you’ve had the piping there for years without
Without a doubt, thermostats are a very important part of your home cooling system. That’s why you want to make sure your thermostat is doing its job. So how do you know when it is time to replace it? Here are four questions you need to ask when deciding if you should replace your thermostat.
Have you noticed structural issues, pests, or mold in your home? If you answered yes to any of these, it might be time to consider crawlspace encapsulation. Encapsulating, or lining, your crawlspace involves installing a vapor barrier to provide several benefits including moisture control, improved indoor air quality, & pest control. Moisture Control Excess moisture,
As temperatures start to climb during the summer, you might be concerned about increased energy costs. However, there are lots of simple ways to keep cool during hot weather without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips for reducing your AC energy usage this summer. Use fans Before air conditioners, fans were the most
Your air conditioner works hard to keep you cool, especially during the hot summer months. One aspect of your system you might not give much thought to is the type of refrigerant it uses. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned R22 refrigerant. So what does that mean for you if your system
The temperature setting in our home is something we rarely give any thought to in the summer as long as our home is cool. According to professionals, the ideal summer indoor temperature ranges from 75-80.5°F. This may seem based on opinion, but there are some factors we must think about before choosing a temperature. Health
Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, even with your cooling system. You might feel too busy to think about HVAC upgrades, but procrastinating can end up costing you more in the long run. Here are some signs you need to discard the old & bring in the new. Your system is noisy
May has arrived! This means two things; Spring is in full bloom & it’s National Electrical Safety Month. Now is the perfect time to address electrical issues in your home. Did you know that each year over 47,000 residential fires are caused by electrical overload or malfunction? Here are warning signs a home’s electrical system